Shakespeare's England: Life in Elizabethan and Jacobean Times

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A collection of some of the best, wittiest and most unusual excerpts from 16th- and 17th-century writing. "Shakespeare's England" brings to life the variety, the energy and the harsh reality of England at this time. Providing a portrait of the age, it includes extracts from a wide variety of writers, taken from books, plays, poems, letters, diaries and pamphlets by and about Shakespeare's contemporaries. These include William Harrison and Fynes Moryson (providing descriptions of England), Nicholas Breton (on ...

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A collection of some of the best, wittiest and most unusual excerpts from 16th- and 17th-century writing. "Shakespeare's England" brings to life the variety, the energy and the harsh reality of England at this time. Providing a portrait of the age, it includes extracts from a wide variety of writers, taken from books, plays, poems, letters, diaries and pamphlets by and about Shakespeare's contemporaries. These include William Harrison and Fynes Moryson (providing descriptions of England), Nicholas Breton (on country life), Isabella Whitney and Thomas Dekker (on London life), Nashe (on struggling writers), Stubbes (with a Puritan view of Elizabethan enjoyments), Harsnet and Burton (on witches and spirits), John Donne (meditations on prayer and death), King James I (on tobacco) and Shakespeare himself.

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Where might a knave find a loose lady in the time of Queen Elizabeth? What vegetable did Jacobean doctors prescribe for a scorpion bite? And what manner of man was described as "an intelligible ass, or a silly fellow in black, that speaks sentences more familiarly than sense"? (Answers below.) These amusing vignettes, collected by British historian Pritchard from 16th- and 17th-century writing, presents us with a riotously complex, compellingly vile and invariably colorful world. With its Morisco gowns, tight French breeches and elegantly bare-breasted Faerie Queene, this was a vibrant age with a craze for fashion. But the Elizabethans could puncture pretension as easily as conjure beauty or majesty: witness the glorious, hideous picture of "The Sonneteer's Beloved," which illustrates the clich s of lyric love poetry in an alarming collage of a woman with lips of pink coral and teeth of pearls. The age's joie de vivre is heightened by the backdrop of plague and poverty, and despite the ominously hackneyed decision to open the book with the invocation of "This earth, this realm, this England," the editor recognizes that the merriment of the royal court was always accompanied elsewhere by Third World levels of suffering. Thematic selections on "Women and Men," "London," "Poverty, Crime and Punishment," etc., are prefaced by brief, sensible introductions. But with documents headed "Teach Yourself Rogue's Cant" or "Amaze Your Friends with Home Magic," the book gravitates inexorably toward the coffee-table. (Answers: the theater; a beetroot; a scholar.) History Book Club selection. (Jan.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750932110
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 England and the English 3
2 Women and Men 27
3 House and Home 49
4 Country Life 65
5 Education 86
6 Beliefs 104
7 The Court 129
8 London 152
9 Arts and Pleasures 179
10 Poverty, Crime and Punishment 203
11 Over Seas 226
Coda 246
Further Reading 247
Index 251
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